To go from words to action is crucial for anyone willing to lead sustainable development. The Mindshifters toolkit encourages the participants to explore inner values, in order to communicate and act in line with them.

This toolkit has been developed within the strategy for Sweden’s reform cooperation, in dialogue with Swedish foreign missions in the Western Balkans and in Türkiye, who work closely with civil society. A much-needed material is conversation starters for important topics concerning sustainable development. The Mindshifters toolkit comprises of workshop and communication materials. Get together with organisations and networks from civil society and explore your skills and inner values together.

Good luck! Mind the shift!

Target groups

Activate the toolkit together with organisations and networks from civil society engaged in driving sustainable development.

Main target group is young adults from civil society, but participants could of course be of any age.


This toolkit is produced within the strategy for Sweden’s reform cooperation with the Western Balkans and Turkey (2021-2027). The aim is to explore and discuss values connected to human rights, the rule of law, corruption, and gender equality, based on the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals.

The project is initiated by The Swedish Institute. The framework originates from The Inner Development Goals, a not-for-profit and open-source initiative founded by the 29k Foundation, Ekskäret Foundation, and The New Division together with a group of researchers, experts and practitioners in leadership development and sustainability.

Building blocks 

The toolkit consists of workshop and communication materials. Most of the material can be translated into local languages. The material is also available on a public website for anyone to download and activate. 

Workshop and workbook 

The workbook is the key building block in this toolkit. It contains exercises and dilemmas to be reflected on individually and in groups. A workshop takes approximately four hours.

The dilemmas can be modified or replaced with dilemmas relevant to the local context. Insert the new dilemmas in the translated Word file.

Mindshifters workshop overview (pdf)
Workbook for printing (pdf)
Digital workbook (pdf)
Woorkbook text for translation (Word file) 


The toolkit includes six videos serving as an introduction to the different chapters and exercises in the workbook. The videos are available for screening and via QR codes for the participants to watch on their smartphones.   

The videos are available in English with English subtitles (online via the QR codes) and can be translated to your local language (for screening). 

Videos for downloading (mp4, with and without subtitles)
SRT files for translation (srt file)
Videos with English subtitles on Vimeo 


The posters can be printed and used to promote the project or as backdrops at the event. The QR codes on the posters are directed to the public website of the project (see heading below). The stickers and tattoos can be printed and handed out when organising a workshop 

Posters 50×70, can be translated (pdf)
Posters 70×100, can be translated (pdf)
Stickers, only in English (pdf) 
Tattoos, only in English (pdf) 

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Social media 

The social media posts are interactive and based on exercises and dilemmas from the workbook. The material can be published as a campaign when activating the toolkit or throughout the year. Use the Canva links to translate and change the content. The Canva links are available in the social media overview.

Social media overview (pdf)
Posts (png and mp4) 
Stories (png and mp4)
Social media text for translation (Word file) 

Public website of Mindshifters 

The Mindshifters toolkit is available for everyone to download and activate. Encourage participants, organisations and the public to raise the theme of the toolkit, visit the website and arrange their own workshop, physically or digitally. Links to the website can be found in the workbook, on posters and in social media posts. 

Visit the public website : 24k.org/mindshifters 

Financial support

Swedish embassies in the Western Balkans and Türkiye and the Consulate General in Istanbul may apply for financial support of maximum SEK 40,000 for travel costs and remuneration for Swedish guest speaker(s).

How to apply

To apply, please fill out the application form.

The application must be sent in at least two months before the event. Resources are limited and financial support may not be available at the end of the year. Limits may apply.

How to report

After completed event, fill out the project report for toolkits.

If more than 10 per cent of the total grant has not been used, then the full amount of unused funds must be repaid to SI. Repayment shall be via UD EKO. When repaying, enter the project’s registration number (available in the agreement) and the name of your organisation in the notification field and notify the project manager in question.

Contact at the Swedish Institute

For more information, contact Ulrika Rosvall.